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Terrific View of Mars From "Curiosity" Rover

     
6:39 pm on Feb 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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You'll love this if you like to follow astronomy and space exploration. There's a terrific video produced from hundreds of still images showing a panoramic view of a giant crater and mountains. I was amazed at how clear the view is.

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Look... there's Elvis!
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I appreciated the view - only wish there had been more traffic, for scale you know.
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I hear an oil pipeline is coming soon.
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How does the lander take "selfies" without an arm or something protruding from the lander? The shadows at that angle should show something holding the camera... no? Just wondering how the picture was taken... thanks!
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I was wondering the same as Terabytes. :)
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Looked it up.... the photo is a mosaic of several shots, they just keep the arm out of all the various shots and then stitch it all together... I gather the camera has a very narrow field of view...

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It's all in the article. ;)

The selfie is a mosaic composed of dozens of photos captured by Curiosity's Mars Hands Lens Imager, which sits at the end of the rover's 7-foot-long (2.1 m) robotic arm.
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I suppose I should learn to read good'er.... Thanks!
 

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